This report summarizes available maximum ocean wave characteristics for use in design. The wave characteristics have been determined from a survey of published data obtained from wave recording instruments, and both wave height and period data and wave spectral density are covered. Available wave data sources are reviewed together with the global distribution of data. Uses of maximum wave data in design are discussed and high wave records and wave spectra are included in appendices to this report.

  • Supplemental Notes:
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  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  United States  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Sellars, F
  • Publication Date: 1978

Media Info

  • Pagination: 33 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00177066
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
  • Report/Paper Numbers: T&R Bull No. 1-37
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1978 12:00AM